Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele, Utah   June 1, 2008 

HOLDEN PODIUM CHARGE CONTINUES AT MILLER SUPERSTOCK RACE

Image by Brian J. NelsonWith the World Superbike circus, fans and media watching, Jake Holden rode a strong Superstock race to put his Corona Extra Honda CBR1000RR on the box at Miller Motorsports Park this past weekend. Teammate Matt Lynn had a weekend to forget, falling in both Superbike races but being able to finish the second after frantic pit repairs by his crew got him back out.

The weekend started with a blistering performance by Holden to put his CBR1000RR on pole for the Superstock event and setting the class lap record for the 4.5 mile track. Lynn also got up to speed posting ninth on the grid for Superbike, his best qualifying position to date. In the first Superbike race Matt quickly moved up the field to seventh, dicing with the factory Yamahas of DiSalvo and Bostrom.  He got the better of DiSalvo on lap eleven and was closing on Bostrom when he lost the front end on lap thirteen and went down, finishing his race. Matt was uninjured.

In Superstock action, Jake had a tough start from his pole position and found himself fifth after the first lap. Typical of Jake, he put his head down and chased the bikes in front moving up to second by lap three, a position he held for four laps until relinquishing it to Yates. Jake was unable to make a move back and settled for third spot on the box.

Afterwards he said, “The bike was working great for the weekend but I was off a little on set-up for the race and just couldn’t push that little extra to get past Aaron (Yates)!” Holden is currently second in the championship points.

In the second Superbike race it looked like the misfortune for Matt in race 1 was going to be made up. He got a great start and was in seventh on lap one, ahead of Bostrom and DiSalvo. He passed Duhamel and Yates for fifth on the next lap and looked to be closing with a charge for fourth. He dropped a position on the next lap and was holding sixth when he again lost he front end. He restarted and rode back to the pits with only one handlebar. His crew working as if they were possessed got him back out again a couple of laps down. Matt ended up 19th. A very disappointed Lynn said, “I was pushing the bike a lot harder in the race than practice so I was riding the front end harder.  It started bottoming on a couple of corners and just put me down on a set of bumps!” Matt is ninth in championship points.

In other event news, both World SuperBike races were won by Honda CBR1000RR’s, 2007 Corona rider Neil Hodgson put his factory Honda on the box in both Superbike races and Jake Zemke, on the Honda CBR600RR’s, won both Supersport and FX races - so a great weekend for Honda!

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